District 5 - Eveleth area

Last updated: 2016-06-21

CO Don Bozovsky (Hibbing) worked boating and angling activity, state park and invasive species enforcement and taught gun safety and boat safety to the Hibbing Safety Town program. Folks continue to operate paddleboards without registration and without having PFDs on board. Keep in mind that they are considered watercraft and most importantly are less stable, making it all the more important to have PFDs. A number of kayakers were also encountered without PFDs during the week, with the same explanation on why they didn?t have PFDs as the paddle boarders. Two gray fox pups were rescued from the recesses of a house?s egress window well and returned to the wild. Enforcement action was taken on angling without a license in possession, remove aquatic vegetation without a permit, and a number of boating violations.

CO Mark Fredin (Aurora) Responded to two Moose calves that were hit and killed on the highway, both were picked up by DNR Wildlife and necropsy was performed. He received concerned calls about a fisher going through a back yard and bear hanging around a garage and getting into garbage. Violations of ATV?s going through stop signs, operating down center of roadway, and un-licensed driver were addressed.

CO Darrin Kittelson (Int?l Falls) reports fishing activity on Rainy Lake has been hit and miss over the weekend for most people. Other activities included various animal complaints, attended US Customs meeting in regards to public border crossing, and bait transport issues involving Ontario, Canada.

CO Troy Fondie (Orr) reports a week of rain kept outdoor activities to a minimum. Fishing remains poor with few fish observed. Public access sites were checked, area forest roads monitored, and equipment worked on.

CO John Velsvaag (Cook) checked anglers and boaters. Fishing success was poor and several complaints came in about illegal operation of personal watercraft and illegal parking at a public access.

International Falls #2 - vacant.